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Cabinet clears 51 percent FDI in multi-brand retail
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail. ANI

Kishenji killing: WB Police in process of identifying slain ultra's body, says DGP
In the wake of reports that top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji has been killed in an encounter at Burishol village, West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) Naparajit Mukherjee on Thursday said the joint forces present at the spot are in the process of identifying the exact identity of the dead ultra. ANI

Suspense over Kishenji's death: 'We have to be very certain before we declare it', says Home Secretary
Amid reports that top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji has been killed in an encounter with security forces at Burishol village in Jangalmahal area of West Bengal, Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Thursday said the latest photographs of the slain ultra are being compared to ascertain the fact prior to a final declaration being made. ANI

Assault on Pawar not triggered by Yashwant Sinha's comments, says Sushma Swaraj
Condemning the assault on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Thursday dismissed all allegations that the attack on him was due to the comments made by her party leader Yashwant Sinha. ANI

NCP leaders condemn attack on Sharad Pawar
Maharashtra Home Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader R R Patil on Thursday condemned the attack on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and called for a thorough probe into the incident. ANI

Anna pokes fun at assault incident on Pawar
Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has poked fun at the assault on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, asking why the youth had hit Pawar only once. ANI

Vayalar Ravi calls for better India-Pakistan ties
Civil Aviation Minister and senior Congress leader Vayalar Ravi on Thursday said he was optimistic about India's bilateral ties with Pakistan, and hoped for greater political and economic engagement between the two countries. ANI

Top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao allegedly killed in W. Bengal forest gun battle
Top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji has reportedly been killed in a gun battle in the Burishol Forests of West Bengal's Purulia District. ANI

Rahul Gandhi promises change in Uttar Pradesh if elected
Hitting out at the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) for failing to deliver on their pledges, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday assured that the Congress Government will usher in winds of change in Uttar Pradesh. ANI

BJP hits back at Congress, says Govt. has nothing to offer

Youth slaps Sharad Pawar outside Delhi's NDMC Centre
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was slapped on Thursday by a Sikh man at the NDMC Centre in Delhi.he man, who was later identified as Harvinder Singh, was heard shouting, "Sab ke sab chor hai saale (everybody is a thief)" ANI

India-Nepal trade route boosts employment opportunities in W. Bengal
In a bid to boost bilateral trade, India and Nepal have opened the Fulbari Land Port, which in turn has created employment opportunities in West Bengal. ANI

Congress condemns attack on Pawar, raps up BJP for making provoking statements
Describing the attack on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar as most unfortunate, the Congress Party on Thursday said that was more unfortunate was the fact that a nationally recognised party like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) issuing statements through their spokesmen and leaders justifying the general public's anger and actions on issues such as inflation and black money etc. ANI

Sikh slaps Sharad Pawar outside Delhi's NDMC Centre
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was slapped on Thursday by a Sikh man at the NDMC Centre in Delhi. ANI

Trinamool Congress opposes FDI in multi-brand retail
The Trinamool Congress (TMC has opposed 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and 100 percent in single-brand retail. ANI

India committed to socio-cultural transformation of Africa: M. Ganapathi
M. Ganapathi, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday highlighted India's efforts to engage with the African Nations on issues related to global security, especially piracy and terrorism on the Somalian coast. ANI

Uttarakhand Government provides disaster management training to locals
In an effort to create a rescue team, Uttarakhand Government took the initiative to train the locals so that they are better equipped after natural calamities and are able to provide first aid to the victims at the earliest. ANI

Kin of Jharkhand train fire victims distressed over hospital staff misconduct
Bereaved relatives of victims who died after massive fire consumed two wagons of the 'Howrah- Dehradun Express' in Jharkhand had a harassing experience at a hospital looking for the bodies of their loved ones. ANI

Girija Vyas urges political parties to allow Parliament to function
Congress leader Girija Vyas has urged all political parties to allow functioning of the Parliament during the ongoing Winter Session. ANI

Governor Bhardwaj calls for appointing effective Lokayukta in Karnataka
Asserting that appointing a Lokayukta for the state is crucial, Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj has said that he would give utmost attention to facilitating the appointment of a responsible individual. ANI

CREDAI Joins Hands with ADaRSH to Promote Green Buildings in India under the GRIHA Rating System
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SCHWING Stetter Unveils 19 Revolutionary New Products at EXCON 2011
SCHWING Stetter India, one of the pioneers of concrete construction equipment in India, today unveiled 19 new products in ready-mix concrete technology: concrete mixing equipment, truck mixers, concrete pumps as well as boom pumps at EXCON 2011, Bangalore. The new products were unveiled by Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, SCHWING Stetter India, and Mr. V.G Business Wire India Forays into Factoring Products, a recently launched online platform in India that assists SMEs with their loan requirements has moved one step ahead by launching factoring services through its portal. Its factoring services offer a comprehensive receivables and payables management solution which includes transaction financing, credit protection, sales ledger administration and payment collection Business Wire India

‘BMW Premium Selection’ Launched in India
BMW India launched ‘BMW Premium Selection’ with the finest range of pre-owned BMW vehicles that are carefully selected and comprehensively examined for quality. For the ultimate peace of mind, BMW Premium Selection vehicles come with a BMW warranty. Dr Business Wire India Expands its Portfolio with an Online Lingerie Store, India’s largest e-commerce company has further diversified its Lingerie and innerwear category through launching one of the biggest online lingerie stores in India. HomeShop18 had recently acquired, a books vertical to strengthen its product portfolio earlier this year. Bwitch Sydney-blue Business Wire India

Chintels India unveils its New Corporate Logo and Brand Identity
Chintels India Ltd., a premier real estate development company, with an extensive presence in Delhi and NCR, announced their new corporate identity with the launch of their new corporate logo. This change in the logo gives a progressive outlook for the organization to innovate & keep pace with changing times and expectations Business Wire India

Customers Across India see immense Value in Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM Business Solutions to Drive Growth
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Holiday Inn Resort, Goa Leverages IDS NEXT Technology Audit
IDS NEXT, global leader in providing ERP and total technology solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries and Holiday Inn Resort, Goa, part of the reputed chain of Holiday Inn hotels by the InterContinental Hotels Group today announced the successful implementation of IDS NEXT’s Technology Audit Business Wire India

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